Diptera
Family: Limoniidae    Subfamily: Limoniinae    Tribe: Limoniini
Genus and species:

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An uncommon species.

The largest of the discobolas flies quite late at night and is not attracted to lights. It seems to be common but seldom seen. Widespread in the three main islands and a number of offshore islands in the south. Pupae are...

A small, relatively common species.

A very rare species, known two sites.

Very similar to D. venustula and found in the North Island. However, on structural details they are unlikely to be considered the same species.

An uncommon species but widespread in forests of the North Island and northern portion of the South.

A very common species associated with damp habitats. Very widespread in the South Island (compare D. striata) and tolerant of modified, urban environments.

One of the marine craneflies and found on exposed shores throughout the North Island but restricted further south the Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, Nelson and Westland to Fiordland. It is also on the Chathams. There is a...

A species present on the subantarctic islands: Snares, Auckland and Campbell. Larvae are known from the mussel community in the lower littoral.

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Very widespread in NZ. Almost certainly associated with damp habitats and quite common in urban sites as it readily comes to house lights. Adult stage is present for a long period Spring to Autumn. Easily recognised (und...

Adults are predominantly associated with vegetation close to shallow standing water - swamps and slow flowing streams. Larvae are not known.

Probably the dominant species in the mossy margins of fast flowing water, especially waterfalls, and associated filamentous mats within water flowing over rocks. The larvae form tunnels within the matrix, lining them wit...

Common in most forests. Larval habitat unknown.

Associated with streams and seepages.

Associated with forest streams

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Widespread and common. Tolerates urban environments and has been known to emerge from the soils around pot plants. Often comes to lights on warm spring and summer evenings.

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Known to visit the flowers of Hoheria in Fiordland National Park.

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Widespread and common though not very tolerant of urban environments.

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